Reading Comprehension Worksheets & Printables

Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets containing folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more. For more reading resources, check out our full collection of reading worksheets .
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Got a young music buff at home? Have him put the instrument down and take the ear buds out for a beat or two. He can learn all about some of the most famous, most influential musicians and movements of all time with this set of fantastic 4th grade reading comprehension worksheets.
Listen to the Music! Got a young music buff at home? Have him put the instrument down and take the ear buds out for a beat or two.
Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper Reading Comprehension: The Prince and the Pauper Beginning readers, enjoy this passage from Twain's classic "The Prince and the Pauper" and then complete some vocabulary and comprehension questions.
Sign Language Flash Cards: G thru L Sign Language Flash Cards: G thru L Imagine if you could only use your hands to communicate, what would you do?
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down Thumbs up or thumbs down? Help your young reader hone his critical thinking skills with this worksheet that challenges him to write his own book review.
The Battles of Lexington and Concord The Battles of Lexington and Concord The Battles of Lexington and Concord were the "shot heard around the world" and began the American Revolution.
Ancient Trade Routes: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Ancient Trade Routes: El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro Learn some interesting history about some of the oldest, and longest, roads in the U.S.!
Best Guess Best Guess Here's a great standardized testing practice sheet!
Sign Language Flash Cards: A thru F Sign Language Flash Cards: A thru F What if you could only use your hands to communicate?
Who's Who? Who's Who? Kids love to observe what people look like and what they wear.
Guessing Game Guessing Game Help your child prepare for standardized testing with this guessing game, which will teach them about process of elimination.
Bubble Graphic Organizer Bubble Graphic Organizer Get your thoughts organized with this handy graphic organizer!
Picture Sequencing Picture Sequencing This picture story is all mixed up! Use this worksheet to teach your student how to put plot events in order.
The Night Before Christmas: Part 2 The Night Before Christmas: Part 2 Enjoy part 2 of this classic holiday poem, The Night Before Christmas!
Does your 3rd grader need to brush up on her reading comprehension? Try out these worksheets featuring classic and fun stories, with some other goodies for variety, that will keep your 3rd grader reading for hours!
3rd Grade Reading Comprehension Does your 3rd grader need to brush up on her reading comprehension?
The Night Before Christmas The Night Before Christmas Share a classic Christmas poem with your little one.
Help your preschooler build important reading comprehension skills with these story sequence worksheets. Kids will hone their ability to order stories with these playful printables.
All About Story Sequence! Help your preschooler build important reading comprehension skills with these story sequence worksheets.
Reading comprehension skills are an essential building block for academic success. Whether your child is just beginning to read or is already an advanced reader, we have printable reading comprehension worksheets containing folktales, modern stories, nonfiction, and more. For more reading resources, check out our full collection of reading worksheets .

Improve Reading Comprehension with These Tips

Reading comprehension worksheets are key tools for helping your child understand a book or text. Supplement our reading comprehension worksheets by reading books with your child and doing these simple comprehension exercises:

  • Start with pre-reading engagement. Look at the book cover with your child and make predictions about the subject of the book based on the title and picture. If you're reading "Hansel and Gretel," you might say, "I see that the title of this book is 'Hansel and Gretel.' I also see a boy and a girl on the front cover. I predict that this book will be about Hansel, a boy, and Gretel, a girl." Older children can be prompted to make their own predictions.
  • Ask questions as you read with your child. You can ask your child how you think a character feels based on his picture or words in the text. You might also point out surprising things in the pictures. Kids also love making preditions mid-story; ask your child, "What do you think will happen next?"
  • After you've finished a book, have a short discussion about what you've read. You can ask your child to summarize the story, or tell you his favorite part, or tell you what he thinks will happen to the characters after the book ends.
  • Encourage your child to complete reading comprehension worksheets regularly. There are perfect post-story reading comprehension worksheets, including story maps, 'fan fiction' writing prompts, and comprehension bookmarks. You can also try printing reading comprehension worksheets with stories and exercises together.